Photo Challenge Temporary

Pingback: https://www.happinessandfood.com/childhood/   There was a time that he wouldn't sleep without the security of me snuggled up next to him... A naive first-time-mom I believed those days would last forever... These days, when he climbs into our bed and peacefully drifts off to the Land of Dreams with his arms wrapped around me, I lay … Continue reading Photo Challenge Temporary

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Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

*This piece originally appeared on Parent Co. (Parent.com: https://www.parent.com/our-family-is-interfaith-and-better-for-it/) I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic family in a suburb about 25 minutes South of Boston. As a young girl, I attended church most weekends with one set of grandparents or the other. When I became a teenager, our dad had a rule that we either … Continue reading Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him

  This piece originally appeared on HavingTime.com My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him Last weekend my son and I joined my parents', my grandmother, and my sister's family in the White Mountains for our annual Fall weekend getaway. Our family has been partaking in this tradition for over a decade, … Continue reading My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him

Sheer Determination

Pingback: Terrified, I tentatively face the unknown, realizing there is no more me Forevermore my thoughts and actions will concern the well-being of we, Weakness, hesitation, nor fear can stop me. You will always know the fight I fought for you, The unconditional love I have for you is found but far and few. To … Continue reading Sheer Determination

On Being a Normal Mom and Why I’m Okay With Not Being One

Today a friend of mine was published for the first time. She was beyond excited, and her piece was a well-written, insightful, and inspiring one about her struggle to find and define herself and the unique quirks that make her the awesome person she is, while still "fitting in" with all of the other moms … Continue reading On Being a Normal Mom and Why I’m Okay With Not Being One

Memories of Sweet Haze

Daily Prompt: Memory on the Menu Pingback: https://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/my-memories/ Memories have long fascinated me. A huge source of comfort to me, it never ceases to amaze me how seemingly mundane things like songs and smells can immediately transport me back in time to experience a memory. Today's question asks us, "which memories are better - the recent and … Continue reading Memories of Sweet Haze

Opening My Heart to all the Love

  The hot, humid July evening back in 2007 when I discovered I was pregnant was one of the best days of my life. I immediately fell in love with the little person growing inside of me, and I knew that my life would never again be the same.   Knowing that I had a … Continue reading Opening My Heart to all the Love

An Open Letter to My Mom

Pingback: https://blissandbunnytantrums.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/thank-you/ Dear Ma, I may not know a lot but I know a few things for sure. First of all, I owe you both an apology and a sincere thank you. I'm so very sorry for doubting you're instincts, which almost always proved to be spot-on. I'm so very sorry for being so hard on … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mom

Nine Going on Nineteen

By all accounts, I am very lucky. My nine-year-old son, Jack, is a great kid. He's polite, kind, compassionate, outgoing, and does well in school. He even still lets me sneak kisses and hugs in fairly regularly. Lately, though, things have been tough! I forgot how difficult the “odd” years are. Jack never went through … Continue reading Nine Going on Nineteen